Speaker 1: Did you have any idea that September
17th was Constitution Day? Speaker 2: That I did not know, no.
Speaker 3: I had no idea that Constitution Day existed.
Speaker 4: I could be funny and say Hallmark hasn’t discovered it yet.
Speaker 1: Why do you think most people don’t know about Constitution Day?
Speaker 3: Probably because most people don’t actually know the contents of the Constitution
to know that there is actually a day celebrating. Speaker 5: Well I have a friend actually on
July 4th that reads a Declaration of Independence to his family everyday … every July 4th.
I think for Constitution Day, it wouldn’t be a bad idea for people to actually do that.
Speaker 6: Read the constitution. I think that will be a great way to celebrate Constitution
Day, at least the Bill of Rights. Speaker 1: What should people do on Constitution
Day? Speaker 3: People should take off of work
and they should go celebrate each amendment accordingly for example, the 18th and the
21st amendments. Stop drinking in the morning and then you pick it right back up in the
evening. Speaker 2: [inaudible 00:01:04] I had no idea
that was actually an amendment. Speaker 1: What’s your favorite amendment
in the constitution? Speaker 3: It’s the 19th amendment, the one
that gave women the right to vote. Speaker 4: I don’t know that I have a favorite
amendment although I certainly could say that there are ones that I … that resonate more
with me than others. Speaker 2: I do believe in due process. I
believe in checks and balances. Speaker 4: … but certainly civil trial by
jury, freedom of speech, due process, those are the biggies. Abolishing slavery, yeah
those would be my favorites. Speaker 2: Fair courts, I think is another
very important thing. Speaker 1: Tell me what you like about the
constitution. Speaker 6: You know the first one is [inaudible
00:01:45] freedom of speech and of the press. You gotta love that one. You gotta love the
fourth. You gotta love, love everything about the privacy amendments.
Speaker 5: I like that it guarantees rights to everybody.
Speaker 6: The 14th, that’s a classic. Speaker 1: How about the 16th amendment?
Speaker 4: Authorizing income tax? Speaker 3: Here’s the thing. I don’t mind
income tax as long as the taxes are going, are being funneled into the correct programs.
Speaker 4: Got to pay the piper somewhere right?
Speaker 3: 33% of my income, no should not go towards taxes.
Speaker 1: Do you think the constitution is like a living document or a document to be
revered as …? Speaker 5: No, I think it needs to be a living
document although I think if they opened the convention up now, I think it could never
… it would be a very dangerous thing. Speaker 6: To have a Constitution Day, I didn’t
even know that we had a Constitution Day up until now but I think it’s a great thing.
Holidays are always great and the Constitution is a good thing to celebrate.